The Social Psychology Section is seeking nominations for the 2020 Cooley-Mead Award. The Cooley-Mead Award is given annually to an individual who has made lifetime contributions to distinguished scholarship in sociological social psychology. In addition to receiving the award, the recipient presents an address to the Social Psychology Section at the 2020 American Sociological Association Annual Meeting. In 2019 the award went to William (Bill) Corsaro. Prior winners of the Cooley-Mead Award are listed at: https://www.socialpsychologyasasection.com/cooley-mead-award.html
Nominations must be received (email only) by December 1, 2019, and should include a brief description of the career contributions that make the candidate deserving of the award. Nominations may include supporting letters in addition to the nominating letter. Please send to Jessica Collett, Committee Chair, at firstname.lastname@example.org. The Committee this year is: Jessica Collett, UCLA, (Chair), Bill Corsaro, Indiana University, Andre Christie-Mizell, Vanderbilt University, Julia McQuillan, University of Nebraska, Diane Felmlee, Pennsylvania State University.
Previous Year's Award Calls
Outstanding Recent Contribution in Social Psychology Award
Deadline: February 1, 2019
The Social Psychology Section of the ASA invites submissions for the 2019 Outstanding Recent Contribution in Social Psychology Award. In 2019, the award will be given to an article or chapter published between January 1, 2016, and December 31, 2018. Nominations must include a PDF copy of the article or chapter, and a brief statement (1-2 paragraphs) regarding its merits. To be eligible for the award, the first author of the publication must be a member of the Social Psychology Section. Please send submissions by February 1, 2019, to Catherine Harnois (email@example.com) chair of committee. Nominators must be members of the ASA Social Psychology Section; self-nominations are welcome.
Graduate Student Paper Award
Deadline: March 1, 2019
The Social Psychology Section of the ASA invites submissions for the Graduate Student Paper Award. The paper should be article length. Eligible papers include those that, between March 2018 and March 2019, were submitted for a class or seminar; filed as a thesis or dissertation; presented at a professional meeting; submitted or accepted for publication; pre-published on a journal website; or published. Authors of eligible papers must be graduate students and members of the Social Psychology Section at the time of the paper submission. Authors may only submit one paper for consideration each year. Multi-authored papers may be submitted if all authors are students and section members, but the prize must be shared. The recipient(s) will receive $500. Please send a PDF version of the paper by March 1, 2019 to Carla Goar (firstname.lastname@example.org), chair of the committee.
Graduate Student Investigator Award
Deadline: March 15, 2019
The Social Psychology Section of the ASA invites submissions for the Graduate Student Investigator Award. The award provides support for an innovative and outstanding research project that makes a significant contribution to social psychological scholarship. The proposed research may serve as the applicant’s dissertation, thesis, or other publishable research. The award provides up to $1,000 to meet some of the research expenses associated with the proposed research. Interested graduate students should submit: (1) a proposal of no more than 8 double-spaced pages (page count does not include references, figures, tables, or appendices), (2) a budget describing how the funds will be used, (3) a curriculum vitae, and (4) a supporting faculty reference. Both the graduate student applicant’s part of the faculty reference form and the faculty reference is submitted at this link. The proposals should be organized as: a) introduction, b) background/theory, c) methodology (specifying data, sampling, measurement and ethical board approval plans/status for the project), and d) significance/impact for sociology and social psychology. Measurement instruments can be included as an appendix to the proposal.
Applications will be evaluated using the following criteria: theoretical significance, creativity of the research, the appropriateness of the methods, and the potential contribution to the field of social psychology. The student must be a current member of the ASA Social Psychology Section. A student may only submit one application for consideration each year. Please send a PDF version of the proposal, CV, and budget in one document by March 15, 2019, to Richard Serpe (email@example.com), chair of the committee.